Major Police Operation Underway After Head Found

17 May 2016, 13:19 | Updated: 17 May 2016, 13:33

A major police operation's underway in a quarry in Cambs, but searches have widened to the Beds/Northants border.

A worker at the site in Mepal in Cambs made the discovery on Monday afternoon and officers from the region's major crime unit have launched an investigation.

Police are trying to establish how long the remains had been there, but say at this stage, they don't know if they are male or female.

Police said:

"We were called at about 3pm yesterday afternoon with reports of the discovery of a human head at a quarry in Mepal.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are conducting enquiries, both locally and across the county borders."

A spokesman for Mick George Ltd, the company that runs the quarry, said:

"We are working closely with the police and providing them with all the information they need to undertake their investigations. At this point we cannot provide any further comments."

Detective Inspector Jerry Waite, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said:

"We are conducting enquiries both locally and across the county borders, and would urge anyone with information about the finding to contact us.

At this stage we do not know if the head is male or female, however we have got officers carrying out searches at a site in Mill Road in Sharnbrook on the Northants/Bedfordshire border, as we believe this is where the remains may have come from."